Academia by Prompt

I am starting to slowly figure out how things work at Fayetteville State University…nothing happens automatically… it must be prompted. Need to declare a major? Send your form (guaranteed 3-5 days processing), then nag the department chair to respond to the declaration form, wait a few days, then email the registrar and remind them to process it. Need to get email? Register for classes (establishes student status), wait 24 hours (for the automatic process), wait 24 hours (for good measure), send nag mail to ITTS, get access to all authenticated services EXCEPT email, then wait 24 hours (to let everything refresh), finally, in frustration, log into FootPrints and file a problem report stating the discrepancies in the state of things, wait some more.